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Median resident age:  38.3 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98323

Estimated median household income in 2012: $69,768 (it was $54,726 in 2000)
Mount Rainier:

$69,768
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,528

Mount Rainier CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $229,323 (it was $151,900 in 2000)
Mount Rainier:

$229,323
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $305,747; Detached houses: $333,894; In 2-unit structures: $301,632; Mobile homes: $252,080; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $301,632

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Mount Rainier races chart
  • White alone - 2,302 (92.9%)
  • Two or more races - 64 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 45 (1.8%)
  • Hispanic - 42 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mount Rainier: 201.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Mount Rainier CCD:  1.4% ($2,160)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kent, WA (30.5 miles , pop. 79,524).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (47.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (913.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Carbonado, WA (3.4 miles ), Greenwater, WA (3.4 miles) , Wilkeson, WA (3.4 miles ), Buckley, WA (3.6 miles ), Crocker, WA (3.7 miles ), Enumclaw, WA (3.7 miles ), South Prairie, WA (3.9 miles ), Prairie Heights, WA (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 47.04 N, Longitude: 121.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Mount Rainier household income distribution Mount Rainier home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Mount Rainier-area historical earthquake activity is above Washington state average. It is 399% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 35.3 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from Mount Rainier center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 30.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from Mount Rainier center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquakes: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Mount Rainier:

  • ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; ENUMCLAW, WA)
  • ENUMCLAW HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ENUMCLAW, WA)
  • FRANCISCAN HEALTHCARE CTR OF ENUMCLAW (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ENUMCLAW, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Rainier:

  • Green River Community College (about 26 miles; Auburn, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,056)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 31 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,298)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 33 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Highline Community College (about 34 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 3,722)
  • Bates Technical College (about 34 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 34 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 2,757)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 35 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,795)

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Notable locations in Mount Rainier: Sand Flats (A), Silver Springs Campground (B), Sun Top Viewpoint (C), Tahoma Vista (D), Cougar Rock Campground (E), Dry Creek Campground (F), Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (G), Alta Crystal Chalets (H), Mowich Lake Entrance (I), Camp Curtis (J), Camp Muir (K), Camp Schurman (L), Golden Gate (M), Lake James Patrol Cabin (N), Sunrise Lodge (O), Seattle University Lodge (P), The Dalles Recreation Area (Q), Carbon River Ranger Station (R), Carbon River Entrance (S), Camp Sheppard Boy Scout Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Shriner Lake (A), Green Lake (B), Kenworthy Lake (C), Reese Lake (D), Clover Lake (E), Miners Lakes (F), Greenwater Lakes (G), Bear Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Buck Creek (C), Burns Creek (D), Byron Creek (E), Camp Creek (F), Canyon Creek (G), Cataract Creek (H), Cayada Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mount Rainier include: Stevens-Van Trump Historical Monument (1), Mount Rainier National Park (2), Marine Memorial Airplane Crash Monument (3), Aurora Park (4), Klapatche Park (5), Sunset Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.8. This is about average.
City:

28.8
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

34.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 19.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.3
U.S.:

25.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 4.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.41
U.S.:

11.39


Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Mount Rainier, WA

People in group quarters in Mount Rainier in 2010:

  • 36 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
171 people in nursing homes in 2000

Mount Rainier compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mount Rainier CCD (based on Pierce County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.77%
Here29.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents29.7%9.7%8.9%7.4%4.8%
Congregations6.3%11.1%5.7%6.6%5.7%
NameSouthern Baptist Convention Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%3.7%3.6%3.3%24.7%
Congregations6.1%1.1%2.5%6.3%48.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Pierce County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Pierce County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.9%

8.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.78%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,479 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.41%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  2.51% ($46,071 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.41% ($37,310)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.27% ($42,426)


7.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,812 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($980 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.21%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  2.04% ($40,128 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.63% ($42,336)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.25% ($42,471)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Rainier:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZIZ (1560 AM; 5 kW; SUMNER, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Rainier:

  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Rainier:

  • K25CH (Channel 25; NORTH BEND, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)

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